Springfield Bankruptcy, Probate and Estate-Planning Lawyer
A commitment to excellence for more than 35 years
My name is David M. Martin, and I have been a dedicated lawyer in Ohio since 1975. I have experience as part of a small law firm and, now, as a sole practitioner focusing on the areas of bankruptcy, probate and estate-planning law at my firm, David M. Martin Co., L.P.A. I proudly serve the State of Ohio in the counties of Clark, Champaign, Madison, Greene, Montgomery and Miami and all cities in between. I have the experience to know how the system works, and I am fully equipped to handle your legal problems.
A genuine concern for my clients
When you come to my office for help, you will receive the full benefit of my legal experience, and you will be guided through the process by a lawyer who is 100 percent invested in your case. I care deeply for the people of the state, and I enjoy being able to put my knowledge of the law to work for my clients. I know that dealing with legal matters such as bankruptcy, probate, wills & trusts and estate planning can be emotionally draining and stressful. But if you come to me for help, I will make sure to get your problems settled with the minimum of stress and confusion. Instead of going to a big firm where you are treated like nothing more than a case file, you can come to me, where you will receive:
-Personal service - As a sole practitioner, I am able to be more hands-on with your case. I will always know exactly what you want from me, and I will have a better understanding of your needs.
-Dedication - I have been serving the people of Ohio since I became a lawyer in 1975. I feel a responsibility to serve the state and its citizens proudly.
-A highly regarded legal mind - I have gained praise from clients and from peers over the years. In fact, I am BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for legal abilities and adherence to ethical standards.
4 West Main Street, Suite 707
Springfield OH 45502
Your bankruptcy options in Ohio
Chapter 7 bankruptcy
If you and your spouse own few assets and earn relatively low wages, Chapter 7 bankruptcy is available to provide relief from your debts through liquidation of your assets. Because many household and personal items are exempt from bankruptcy liquidation, you can make a fresh start with limited disruption to your life.
Chapter 11 bankruptcy
If you own a corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship, Chapter 11 bankruptcy permits your business to continue operating while you pay creditors under a reorganization plan. The Chapter 11 option helps you escape debt without losing the business that you struggled so hard to build.
Chapter 13 bankruptcy
Chapter 13 bankruptcy enables you to prevent your lender from foreclosing on your home. If you and your spouse have substantial incomes, but sudden illness, job loss or another unexpected circumstance has interfered with your ability to pay your debts, Chapter 13 bankruptcy enables you to pay debts over time in smaller amounts.
-1975, Ohio, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
-1976, U.S. Tax Court
-1978, U.S. Supreme Court
-Clark County, Ohio State (Member, Banking, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Law Committee, 1982-) and American Bar Associations
-American Judicature Society
-U.S. Air Force, 1964-1968
University of Denver